Cold Rain & Snow, Down In The Bottom*-> I Ain't Superstitous*, Friend Of The Devil, Supplication, My Brother Esau, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Don't Ease Me In Terrapin Station-> Women Are Smarter-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Baby What You Want Me To Do-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Brokedown Palace
Schoeps CMC441s (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1 recorded by the Oade Brothers and tracked/flac'd by Darrin Sacks
Not sure what all the fuss is regarding this capture. The digi noise is to prevalent for my ears. I prefer B. Mandels Nak 300 capture http://db.etree.org/shn/78439.
December 2, 2012 Subject:
I was there
I remember this as a low key, mellow show. Nothing spectacular yet nothing disappointing. Very nice and enjoyable evening with the Dead.
March 29, 2011 Subject:
I took my younger brother to this concert and we were up against the wooden barrier between the audience and the band (front-row/GA seating). I just remember having a blast at this concert.
July 28, 2010 Subject:
Great sounding '85 show!
Cold Rain and Snow gets this show off to a good start. There is some great energy and enthusiasm and Jerry's vocals sound pretty good. The Bottom/Superstitious continues the pace with a lot of group interplay and funky, bluesy soloing by Jerry. His leads during the vocals are hot. Phil is prominent and everyone is eventually going nuts during the jam's peak. FOTD takes the mood doen a bit but is well played and surprisingly well sung. The harmonizing in particular s very good throughout. Brent takes the first solo and while it starts slowly, it eventually builds with some nice rolling licks. Garcia follows and rips it up with a beautiful note filled fluttering solo. The Supplication Jam is a nice rare 1st set treat. There is some great group improvisation. Very lively with enthusiasm. Phil lays down some amazing lines under Jerry's fiery noodling. This goes on for a while and before segueing into a spirited Esau. The Jed has decent vocals, which are rough in some patches. A bit slow abut nothing spectacular with an average solo. Minglewood starts off clunky but picks up quickly featuring great solos, especially Brent's hammond. A rousing Don't Ease ends the set and Garcia growls out the jailhouse key line.
The second set starts out with an amazing selection, Terrapin! Jerry sounds great and there is an extended jam after the shed light line. The vocals get a bit rougher toward the finish but otherwise this is a perfect version. The outro jam develops into a bouncy, lively Man Smart. The transition is a bit awkward but it soon gets going. There are some nice background vocals and it slows to a whisper before bursting into a joyous loud finale. Goin' Down keeps things lively. After some odd noodling it segues into a decent Baby, What You Want Me to Do? Brent always plays this well and this is no exception. Nice and bluesy with passionate singing and great soloing, especially Brent o the B3. This goes into some more noodling that eventually segues into a bluesy jam that makes a while to develop into something interesting. It slowly builds up steam with some dueling solos before fading into Drums. Space fades into more Garcia noodling with nice textural white noise and feedback. Some amazing Brent work that actually sounds like strings at one point. Wharf Rat emerges and while the vocals are a bit rough, it fits the ballad and Garcia's solo is competent. The outro solo is cut off transitioning into a Throwing Stone>Johnny B. Goode. The Johnny is blazing fast, the fastest version I've ever heard. They absolutely tear through it in record time.
September 25, 2008 Subject:
Another hot show from march
Well played, consistent and steaming. Great AUD too, you can't go wrong with the Oade brothers. Never mind Jer's froggy voice, he's cooking as are the rest of the lads.
December 30, 2007 Subject:
Ditto on Jerry spacing out after Space
This was my first show. I was on the floor in the Phil Zone. At some point Jerry was going on and on, so Phil had to walk over and get him to come in for a landing.
Nevertheless, I was blown away. I was only 16, and hadn't seen anything quite like this before. During "Tennessee Jed," I turned around, looked up and saw about 19,000 people swaying back and forth in unison.
The capper, though, was after the show when my friend and I were heading for the exit, we passed a guy staring off into space and muttering, "It was better last night."
Terrapin Station > Woman Are Smarter tremble and giggle like a little school girl!!!!
September 30, 2007 Subject:
Recording is AMAZING--These guys really know what they're doing
June 16, 2007 Subject:
i dont know...
y'all ever play ZONK...to play is to win??? this show'd help you get to 10,000 plus...rolin' straights...
5's a plenty
June 15, 2007 Subject:
My First Show
And it was a good one. This was the tour when all of the seats were general admission. I was in the second row off the floor on Jerry's side. the guy sitting in front of me was blind and was in (not on) complete ecstasy during the entire first set. the sound was amazing and this recording captures it.
February 25, 2006 Subject:
An excellent, well balanced recording with tight, clear bass.
October 21, 2004 Subject:
give this a 5
jus because the first set is so kickin but coming out of space jerry just fades - he does not sound himself and the johnny b goode is the equivalent of the horse galloping as it sees the barn - sound quality is great - this had the goods to be the best show of the year till drums